Microsoft’s Surface Go Available Now

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Microsoft Surface, Windows, Windows 10 with 10 Comments

Microsoft’s Surface Go is going on sale today. The company announced its smallest Surface device last month, with pre-orders available for weeks. If you have pre-ordered the device, you should receive the device sometime today. And if you have been waiting for reviews of the device, you might just want to wait a little longer.

Thing is, Microsoft only sent out review units of the device on Monday. Some publications are releasing full reviews of the device, but no one had enough time with this product to do a full, in-depth review. If you are making your purchase based entirely on these early reviews, you might want to give it a second think. Instead, it’s probably a better idea to wait for reviews from other publications, including Thurrrott.com, and checkout some of the early hands-on thoughts — like this article with some early thoughts, this comparison of the device with other Surface devices, or this unboxing videos.

Just to recap, Microsoft’s 10-inch Surface Go device starts at only $399, offering a beautiful and portable design with modern features like Windows Hello and a touchscreen. Microsoft says the company has seen “great interest and excitement” for the device since the initial announcement. Either way, below are the links to order the Surface Go, as well as its accessories.

Let us know if you are going to be picking up a Surface Go in the comments below.

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11 responses to “Microsoft’s Surface Go Available Now”

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    slbailey1

    Here is a good hands on review from EZNZ Podcast Week posted July 31st from YouTube. I skiped to the start of the Surface Go review. The review was about 15 or 20 minutes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyKtcZ5dB08


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    bleeman

    I picked mine up on Thursday as a secondary device to my Surface Pro. I bought the $549 system with the Burgundy type cover. I didn't buy the pen as I'm using the one from my Surface Pro with it. So far it has met every one of my expectations. I've been using it for note taking, word, and excel doc's. I surf the web with it, play the Microsoft Casual games, read my twitter feed and watch Mixer streams. The battery life has been great. I used it off and on yesterday from 7am until around midnight and in standby mode it doesn't look the battery is being touched. When I shut it down last night I still had 25% of battery left. I use it in the "Recommended" battery setting but with Brightness on Max instead of "Suggested". I love the size and weight of the unit and I'm now using it with my eBooks via the Kindle, Nook, and Overdrive apps. I'll be leaving it in Windows 10 S mode as all of my plans for it work with what's available in the Microsoft Store. I decided to take the plunge now as I retired from 40 years in IT so I'm not traveling and felt I didn't need the LTE version.


    I've been very impressed with the build quality and even though I'm a big guy I adapted to the smaller keyboard after about 20 minutes of use. From a laptop standpoint, I've had no problem using it in my lap (Doing so now while writing this) but that may be because of my experience with my Surface Pro and previous Surface devices where I learned how to juggle it and adjust the stand to take advantage of resting on my legs.


    Overall no regrets on making the purchase. This is what I wanted after I bought my first Surface. A mini version I could sit in my recliner and enjoy primarily for consumption that could use all of the accessories of my Surface Pro and run the same Store apps I can on the bigger unit. I have been pleasently surprised as to how much of a difference the 2.3" makes compared to my Surface Pro. I'm also glad to see the 10" size works well for me. I was somewhat concerned that the 8" Dell Venue Pro that this replaced was going to be too big, but that's not the case at all.

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    cjtrue

    Mine arrived today. Seems like a nice update to my surface 3 which is still going strong except for the kickstand which broke off a few months ago. Used for couch surfing mostly + occasional productivity work.

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    Chris Blair

    Would you or someone else at Thurrott.com please test the Surface Go to see if the intermittent pen inaccuracy when hand is on the screen problem that degrades the inking experience of the 2017 Surface Pro and Pen has been fixed in the Go? A link to the long thread covering this issue on the Microsoft Community Forum is provided below:


    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/surfpronew-surfdrivers/surface-pro-intermittent-pen-inaccuracy-when-hand/28ef8566-0003-4c68-a964-6c2562423eb0

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